Jena, Germany, November 4, 2011 – Intershop has helped Bosch Rexroth to create a uniform identity worldwide for its new online store. Until recently, Bosch Rexroth AG supplied its industrial engineering products to over 80 countries using multiple store systems. As a result, customers encountered different websites and user interfaces depending on which country they were in, which was not conducive to intuitive usability and consistent branding. These problems are now a thing of the past thanks to the new online store, which is standardized worldwide. Its uniform appearance and intuitive functions have improved user-friendliness and made it easier to sell Rexroth products in the international market. For example, online customers can now track invoices or inquiries, a function that was not previously available, particularly in Germany. They can also assemble products that meet their own requirements by selecting from the product range or from application-specific suggestions. The e-store system then checks whether the configured product is available or when it will be ready for shipping.
Intershop Enfinity Suite was chosen to power the new platform because it had already been successfully deployed at parent company Bosch and corresponding systems were thus in place. Christian Gardeike, e-commerce project manager at Bosch Rexroth: “The big advantage for us was the huge reduction in costs for our e-store from using the same hardware as Bosch. Only the individual applications differ. When all the legacy systems are switched off at the end of the project, IT costs will be slashed by a further 40 percent.”
The e-store was tested in Germany and Italy before successfully going live in Germany at the start of June 2011. Rollout is planned for all regional Rexroth sales companies and an assessment will be made regarding system deployment in Asia. More information on the project can be found at the Intershop Media Center.
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.
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